No Bikes in Drive-Thoughs? 10 More Stupid Local Laws the Utah Legislature Can Preempt

Recently, Salt Lake City enacted an ordinance requiring owners of restaurants with drive-through windows to allow bikes and pedestrians to order from the drive-through.  This seems to me to be a silly and somewhat misguided law, but the motivations behind it are understandable, and it’s within the authority of the Salt Lake City Council to enact. Business owners tended to oppose the new law, as it exposed them to more potential liability and would likely result in increased cost.  Having lost the battle at their local government, these business owners…

Rep. Anderson on HB 160, Cyclists, and Drive-Thru Use

Earlier this year, the City of Salt Lake passed an ordinance that required all businesses with a drive-thru window to allow cyclists access to the window if the window is open but the lobby is closed. It also required any new businesses or remodeled businesses with drive-thru windows to allow pedestrians the same privilege. While this sounds like a simple initiative to make Salt Lake City more bike and pedestrian friendly, it created significant problems for business owners.  Being required to allow cyclists and pedestrians in an area that has…